Iran imposes Islamic “re-education classes”
Ten Iranian Christian converts previously cleared of all accusations are being forced by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to participate in “re-education” classes led by Islamic clerics.
The ten Christians, eight of whom were cleared in a Dezful court in November of any crime, appeared after being summoned via phone. There were more converts who were summoned by did not appear, who were later contacted and questioned about their lack of attendance.
The IRGC led the arrest, charges, confiscation of property and threats against the Christian converts in Dezful. Now these mandatory Islamic re-education classes directly conflict with the rulings of the Civil and Revolutionary Court of Dezful that said the group “merely converted to a different religion”.
The court noted that this apostasy could be punished under Islamic Sharia law, but was “not criminalized in the laws of Iran”.